A second scandal rocked the Danish Secret Service in May when it was made public. Help the US spy on European politiciansThe former German chancellor Angela Merkel. In this case Lars FinsenFrom 2015 to 2020, he headed the Office of Military Intelligence. He was arrested with four former employees of the organization in order to leak information. “Highly Confidential information”
Five suspects were taken into custody in an operation that took place Dec. 9. Finsen was the first to appear at a Copenhagen court. Finsen’s identity, however, was only revealed Monday. Defendant defending his innocence said, “It’s crazy.”
Prime Minister of Denmark; Social Democratic Party Mette FredericksonIn his first public statement, he acknowledged this Wednesday A “serious” caseAlthough he reiterated his confidence and support for the work of FE, he said that FE is responsible for monitoring and preventing threats to Denmark’s interests and its security. More emphasis on internal security and PETDepends on Department of Justice
The scandal could lead to discord between the Danish intelligence services and the rest of them, which is the biggest concern for authorities in Denmark. “When we talk of working with allies that’s something our intelligence activities must deal with. Frederickson stated to the media, “I believe it’s been dealt with in the correct way.”
In 2019, the Copenhagen court sentenced Danish agents to an unconditional four-month term in prison Jacob SharpPET’s former head was charged with breaching professional secrecy by leaking confidential information in a book. However, the case was ultimately reduced to a fine.
Just like that, leakage to the media of sensitive information has become a serious problem for the intelligence services of the Nordic countries. To remind media directors, officials from PET and FE met in December with representatives of PET and FE. Publication of secret information can lead to twelve years imprisonment
The defense and police intelligence services PET and PET met in December with several Danish media executives. Considered warning Threats to hide investigationCurrent cases that affect intelligence services